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Windows 7 for Dummies

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Emrys Davies, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Flightless Bird

    I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which is mainly a
    reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting along fine, but I like
    easy to follow illustrations (something different), although the Search
    facility, Help and Support, GodMode and this forum are very informative.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Don

    Don Flightless Bird

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:7uacn4FnljU1@mid.individual.net...
    > I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which is mainly
    > a reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting along fine, but I
    > like easy to follow illustrations (something different), although the
    > Search facility, Help and Support, GodMode and this forum are very
    > informative. Any ideas?



    While probably a little more complex than a " for dummies " book, I
    personally really like Windows 7 Inside and Out by Ed Bott.
    It has a tremendous amount of information, in relatively easy to understand
    terms. It does a great job in hitting on the new features of Windows 7.




    --
    Don
     
  3. Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries

    Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries Flightless Bird

    Don wrote:
    > "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:7uacn4FnljU1@mid.individual.net...
    >> I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which
    >> is mainly a reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting
    >> along fine, but I like easy to follow illustrations (something
    >> different), although the Search facility, Help and Support,
    >> GodMode and this forum are very informative. Any ideas?

    > While probably a little more complex than a " for dummies " book,
    > I personally really like Windows 7 Inside and Out by Ed Bott.
    > It has a tremendous amount of information, in relatively easy to
    > understand terms. It does a great job in hitting on the new
    > features of Windows 7.


    Agreed.

    Here's his website:

    http://www.edbott.com/

    --
    Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries

    The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to
    be taken seriously. Hubert H. Humphrey
     
  4. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Flightless Bird

    "Don" <burnettedclothes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6a6dnUq2qMhbYuLWnZ2dnUVZ_jqdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >
    > "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:7uacn4FnljU1@mid.individual.net...
    >> I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which is
    >> mainly a reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting along fine,
    >> but I like easy to follow illustrations (something different), although
    >> the Search facility, Help and Support, GodMode and this forum are very
    >> informative. Any ideas?

    >
    >
    > While probably a little more complex than a " for dummies " book, I
    > personally really like Windows 7 Inside and Out by Ed Bott.
    > It has a tremendous amount of information, in relatively easy to
    > understand terms. It does a great job in hitting on the new features of
    > Windows 7.


    I have just studied the reviews for this book and I have just ordered it.
    Thanks a lot.
     
  5. Don

    Don Flightless Bird

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Don" <burnettedclothes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:6a6dnUq2qMhbYuLWnZ2dnUVZ_jqdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>
    >> "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >> news:7uacn4FnljU1@mid.individual.net...
    >>> I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which is
    >>> mainly a reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting along fine,
    >>> but I like easy to follow illustrations (something different), although
    >>> the Search facility, Help and Support, GodMode and this forum are very
    >>> informative. Any ideas?

    >>
    >>
    >> While probably a little more complex than a " for dummies " book, I
    >> personally really like Windows 7 Inside and Out by Ed Bott.
    >> It has a tremendous amount of information, in relatively easy to
    >> understand terms. It does a great job in hitting on the new features of
    >> Windows 7.

    >
    > I have just studied the reviews for this book and I have just ordered it.
    > Thanks a lot.
    >
    >


    Glad to help, I think you will be pleased with it.

    Have fun,




    --
    Don
     
  6. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries wrote:
    > Don wrote:
    >> "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >> news:7uacn4FnljU1@mid.individual.net...
    >>> I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which
    >>> is mainly a reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting
    >>> along fine, but I like easy to follow illustrations (something
    >>> different), although the Search facility, Help and Support,
    >>> GodMode and this forum are very informative. Any ideas?

    >> While probably a little more complex than a " for dummies " book,
    >> I personally really like Windows 7 Inside and Out by Ed Bott.
    >> It has a tremendous amount of information, in relatively easy to
    >> understand terms. It does a great job in hitting on the new
    >> features of Windows 7.

    >
    > Agreed.
    >
    > Here's his website:
    >
    > http://www.edbott.com/
    >

    Thx

    BTW there is a tremendous amount of help on the Web since MS is trying
    to reduce phone support calls.
     
  7. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Don" <burnettedclothes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6a6dnUq2qMhbYuLWnZ2dnUVZ_jqdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >
    > "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:7uacn4FnljU1@mid.individual.net...
    >> I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which is
    >> mainly a reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting along fine,
    >> but I like easy to follow illustrations (something different), although
    >> the Search facility, Help and Support, GodMode and this forum are very
    >> informative. Any ideas?

    >
    >
    > While probably a little more complex than a " for dummies " book, I
    > personally really like Windows 7 Inside and Out by Ed Bott.
    > It has a tremendous amount of information, in relatively easy to
    > understand terms. It does a great job in hitting on the new features of
    > Windows 7.
    >


    I have 'Windows 7 In Depth by Robert Cowart and Brian Knittel'

    It is a hefty tome!

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    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  8. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B8029EF.1050905@invalid.invalid...
    > Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries wrote:
    >> Don wrote:
    >>> "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:7uacn4FnljU1@mid.individual.net...
    >>>> I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which
    >>>> is mainly a reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting
    >>>> along fine, but I like easy to follow illustrations (something
    >>>> different), although the Search facility, Help and Support,
    >>>> GodMode and this forum are very informative. Any ideas?
    >>> While probably a little more complex than a " for dummies " book,
    >>> I personally really like Windows 7 Inside and Out by Ed Bott.
    >>> It has a tremendous amount of information, in relatively easy to
    >>> understand terms. It does a great job in hitting on the new
    >>> features of Windows 7.

    >>
    >> Agreed.
    >>
    >> Here's his website:
    >>
    >> http://www.edbott.com/
    >>

    > Thx
    >
    > BTW there is a tremendous amount of help on the Web since MS is trying to
    > reduce phone support calls.


    Dave-Uk is great support here:) I am sticking with him atm:)


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    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  9. Allen

    Allen Flightless Bird

    On 2/20/2010 12:36 PM, Ophelia wrote:
    >
    > "Don" <burnettedclothes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:6a6dnUq2qMhbYuLWnZ2dnUVZ_jqdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>
    >> "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >> news:7uacn4FnljU1@mid.individual.net...
    >>> I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which is
    >>> mainly a reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting along
    >>> fine, but I like easy to follow illustrations (something different),
    >>> although the Search facility, Help and Support, GodMode and this
    >>> forum are very informative. Any ideas?

    >>
    >>
    >> While probably a little more complex than a " for dummies " book, I
    >> personally really like Windows 7 Inside and Out by Ed Bott.
    >> It has a tremendous amount of information, in relatively easy to
    >> understand terms. It does a great job in hitting on the new features
    >> of Windows 7.
    >>

    >
    > I have 'Windows 7 In Depth by Robert Cowart and Brian Knittel'
    >
    > It is a hefty tome!
    >

    Heftier than Ed Bott's 1028 page tome? Bott's book is excellent, but
    doesn't answer all my questions. What with MS's practice of changing
    names, shifting locations of items, etc, I suspect that a book that
    answers all my questions would be multi-volume.
    Allen
     
  10. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Allen" <allent@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:q-adnRafsaj32x3WnZ2dnUVZ_oednZ2d@giganews.com...
    > On 2/20/2010 12:36 PM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>
    >> "Don" <burnettedclothes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:6a6dnUq2qMhbYuLWnZ2dnUVZ_jqdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>
    >>> "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:7uacn4FnljU1@mid.individual.net...
    >>>> I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which is
    >>>> mainly a reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting along
    >>>> fine, but I like easy to follow illustrations (something different),
    >>>> although the Search facility, Help and Support, GodMode and this
    >>>> forum are very informative. Any ideas?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> While probably a little more complex than a " for dummies " book, I
    >>> personally really like Windows 7 Inside and Out by Ed Bott.
    >>> It has a tremendous amount of information, in relatively easy to
    >>> understand terms. It does a great job in hitting on the new features
    >>> of Windows 7.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I have 'Windows 7 In Depth by Robert Cowart and Brian Knittel'
    >>
    >> It is a hefty tome!
    >>

    > Heftier than Ed Bott's 1028 page tome?


    I don't know, I haven't seen it:) Just checking, mine has 1117 pages if
    that helps:)

    Bott's book is excellent, but
    > doesn't answer all my questions. What with MS's practice of changing
    > names, shifting locations of items, etc, I suspect that a book that
    > answers all my questions would be multi-volume.


    I haven't been through mine yet, but if i ever do, I shall let you know:)
    I suspect I shall treat mine as a reference.

    Anyway, more importantly, did you have a nice birthday?


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    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  11. Allen

    Allen Flightless Bird

    On 2/20/2010 2:41 PM, Ophelia wrote:
    >
    > "Allen" <allent@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:q-adnRafsaj32x3WnZ2dnUVZ_oednZ2d@giganews.com...
    >> On 2/20/2010 12:36 PM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Don" <burnettedclothes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:6a6dnUq2qMhbYuLWnZ2dnUVZ_jqdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:7uacn4FnljU1@mid.individual.net...
    >>>>> I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which is
    >>>>> mainly a reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting along
    >>>>> fine, but I like easy to follow illustrations (something different),
    >>>>> although the Search facility, Help and Support, GodMode and this
    >>>>> forum are very informative. Any ideas?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> While probably a little more complex than a " for dummies " book, I
    >>>> personally really like Windows 7 Inside and Out by Ed Bott.
    >>>> It has a tremendous amount of information, in relatively easy to
    >>>> understand terms. It does a great job in hitting on the new features
    >>>> of Windows 7.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I have 'Windows 7 In Depth by Robert Cowart and Brian Knittel'
    >>>
    >>> It is a hefty tome!
    >>>

    >> Heftier than Ed Bott's 1028 page tome?

    >
    > I don't know, I haven't seen it:) Just checking, mine has 1117 pages if
    > that helps:)
    >
    > Bott's book is excellent, but
    >> doesn't answer all my questions. What with MS's practice of changing
    >> names, shifting locations of items, etc, I suspect that a book that
    >> answers all my questions would be multi-volume.

    >
    > I haven't been through mine yet, but if i ever do, I shall let you
    > know:) I suspect I shall treat mine as a reference.
    >
    > Anyway, more importantly, did you have a nice birthday?
    >
    >

    Yes I did. Thank you, Ophelia.
    Allen
     
  12. Antares 531

    Antares 531 Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:16:55 -0000, "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net>
    wrote:

    >I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which is mainly a
    >reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting along fine, but I like
    >easy to follow illustrations (something different), although the Search
    >facility, Help and Support, GodMode and this forum are very informative.
    >Any ideas?
    >

    I bought a copy of Windows 7 Visual Quick Tips - Paul McFredries ISBN
    978-0-470-52117-5 and like it very much. It gets to the point with a
    lot of very easy to understand information and instructions. Look for
    this book as places like Office Depot. I bought my copy there. Gordon
     
  13. G Mulcaster

    G Mulcaster Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:16:55 -0000, "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net>
    wrote:

    >I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which is mainly a
    >reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting along fine, but I like
    >easy to follow illustrations (something different), although the Search
    >facility, Help and Support, GodMode and this forum are very informative.
    >Any ideas?


    Check your library.

    I have "Windows 7 Secrets" by Thurrott and Rivera signed out from my
    library. Quite expensive at US$50.00, but it is very informative and
    well illustrated. 1054 pages - I've had to renew it :)

    ISBN is: 978-0-470-50841-1
     
  14. Pulse

    Pulse Flightless Bird

    You noticed, eh? Microsoft even published a free online book. It's not quite
    as in-depth as, say Bott's book, but it certainly counts as a manual.

    [Welcome to Windows 7 - PDF File]
    http://download.microsoft.com/downl...2-88C1-36A99891367C/FinalWin7ProductGuide.pdf



    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B8029EF.1050905@invalid.invalid...
    > Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries wrote:
    >> Don wrote:
    >>> "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:7uacn4FnljU1@mid.individual.net...
    >>>> I am thinking of buying such a book, but I do not want one which
    >>>> is mainly a reflection of previous Windows OS's. I am getting
    >>>> along fine, but I like easy to follow illustrations (something
    >>>> different), although the Search facility, Help and Support,
    >>>> GodMode and this forum are very informative. Any ideas?
    >>> While probably a little more complex than a " for dummies " book,
    >>> I personally really like Windows 7 Inside and Out by Ed Bott.
    >>> It has a tremendous amount of information, in relatively easy to
    >>> understand terms. It does a great job in hitting on the new
    >>> features of Windows 7.

    >>
    >> Agreed.
    >>
    >> Here's his website:
    >>
    >> http://www.edbott.com/
    >>

    > Thx
    >
    > BTW there is a tremendous amount of help on the Web since MS is trying to
    > reduce phone support calls.
     
  15. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

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